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A “complete gift.” When you’ve known someone for nearly 30 of the 45 years of his life, that is how you sum up the time when the person was gospel-recording artist “Shea” Norman and you knew him as Deborah Thomas did. “He was loving, talented and extremely funny! Shea is loved...
Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr., the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, and Saki S. Middleton, the President of John Stanley, Inc. commenced construction on a 77-unit affordable rental townhome family project on Wednesday. The project is a public-private partnership with the City of Memphis Division of...
Late last year, the Rev. Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson got a call from an officer at the National Civil Rights Museum asking him to chair the museum’s National MLK50 Clergy Executive Committee. After an illustrious ministerial career – including a long run at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church – he’d...
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Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson – a multiple winner of Stellar Awards – sings about what he believes. So when he sounds out the first verse of “Anything Can Happen,” he’s giving testament to his belief that “because God is near, anything can happen in here.” Nelson will be here –...
MLK50 faith leaders will launch the Moral Mondays in Memphis series at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church on Oct. 16. As part of the National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 Commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Moral Mondays in Memphis is inspired by Dr. King’s work...
Cindy Ord/Getty Images Pastor Joel Osteen found himself in a heap of trouble when a social media posse came looking to burn the Houston megachurch preacher at the stake after his church’s Twitter site posted that the church, Lakewood, was “inaccessible due to severe flooding” following Hurricane Harvey, and then...
They wore clerical collars and vestments, their heads covered with Kippahs and Taqiyahs. Religious leaders and congregants rallied Monday in Washington to say “the soul of the nation” is at stake. The leaders of multiple faiths near the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial said it’s not about politics, but the...
By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) Scripture says you should live your life in such a way that those around you can see the Jesus in you. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16. I […]